Morkel resumes bowling after shoulder scare

FILE PICTURE: Morne Morkel of South Africa during day 1 of the 1st Test match between South Africa and Australia at SuperSport Park on February 12, 2014 in Pretoria, South Africa. Picture: Lee Warren/Gallo Images.

After spending the morning off the field for a suspected shoulder injury, South Africa’s Morne Morkel came on to bowl at midday on day two of the first Test against Australia at SuperSport Park, in Centurion, on Thursday.

Morkel had gone for a scan on his right shoulder after he fell awkwardly while fielding on the opening day of the Test. The scan revealed only a slight inflammation, and he was given the go-ahead to resume his bowling duties for the Proteas.

Morkel came on to bowl with Australia on 348 for seven, and nine runs were scored off his over.


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